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Toni Pollard

Toni Pollard has been a teacher of Indonesian in Australia for over 45 years, both at high school and university level. A NAATI qualified translator of Indonesian to English since 1993 with considerable experience in translation across many fields, she took up literary translation after her retirement from the University of Western Sydney at the end of 2004. Her previous translations include three novels, Above the Day, Below the Night by Putu Oka Sukanta, Mirah of Banda by Hanna Rambe and Departures by Nh Dini. Since 2008 she has translated many short stories, articles and essays for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival’s bilingual publication of the works of young Indonesian writers attending the annual event.

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